Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/16/13
A new article and story on CNN profiles Manny Pacquiao, and his fight against the issue of human trafficking in his home country of the Philippines, where he currently serves as a congressman and harbors not-so-secret ambitions of a one day presidency, perhaps within the next decade. For Pacquiao, this problem has become somewhat of a personal cause for him, and something he believes strongly in the need to fight against, and act on. Read the full article by Leif Coorlim, "Manny Pacquiao rises for toughest fight". Here's a few excerpts and quotes: In 2010, shortly after being elected as a congressman from Sarangani district, he had given a speech in which he argued the country must do more to organize and fund the efforts of anti-trafficking agencies. Immediately, he began working with the Visayan Forum, at the time, the largest anti-trafficking charity in the country. ... Pacquiao arrived at the Visayan Forum headquarters to hear first-hand from girls who had been victimized. He sp...
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